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Xerces Society Webinars

 

The Xerces Society hosts webinars and participates in events organized by other organizations. This page lists all the upcoming topics and dates. You can also find updates on our social media and via our enewsletter.

 

Please note that we are accepting remote speaker requests! Depending upon our capacity, we can provide talks through platforms such as Zoom and Google Hangouts. Please fill out our speaker request form here.

 

We also encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Webinars put on by Xerces will be uploaded here after their stated calendar date, and there are many other resources available on our channel, including the Xerces Classroom Series.

March 4
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Webinar

In this webinar, Mace Vaughan, Xerces Pollinator Program Co-Director, will share whole-farm conservation planning approaches to enhance pollinator and other wildlife habitat on farms, ranches and working forests. Specifically, he will give an overview of key pollinator habitat elements and then discuss a variety of opportunities for incorporating habitat for pollinators and other agriculturally beneficial insects (natural enemies of crop pests) into a wide range of landscapes and conservation practices.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.


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March 16
10 AM - 11 AM PST / 11 AM - 12 PM MST / 12 PM - 1 PM CST / 1 PM - 2 PM EST
Webinar

Join Nancy Adamson of Xerces to learn about specialist bees and how you can help document plant-pollinator connections. Many bees are pollen specialists, collecting pollen from a single species, genus, or plant family. Despite knowing many of these plant-bee connections, we do not have good images of all these specialist bees. We would love your help documenting them and other invertebrates visiting their host plants. This program will highlight where to find specialist bee information--primarily for the eastern U.S.—and bee phenology information to guide your efforts. We will also discuss how you can help document wildlife via iNaturalist.org and Bugguide.net.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

 

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March 16
7:00 PM (CST)
Webinar

During this "farminar" hosted by the Practical Farmers of Iowa, learn more from Xerces Society climate change lead, Angela Laws, about how climate change impacts pollinators. Then hear from Sarah Nizzi, Xerces Society farm bill pollinator conservation planner and NRCS partner biologist, about the cost-share and technical assistance programs that can help you sustain pollinators on your farm.

 

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March 17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Webinar

Please join Stephanie Frischie and Jennifer Hopwood of Xerces Society to learn more about the amazing life in our soils.S. Healthy, living soil and its functions are created and maintained by fungi, bacteria, plants and by invertebrate animals as diverse as annelids, springtails, and firefly larvae, among others. Soil invertebrates are fundamental to soil health and create soil structure, cycle organic matter, consume weed seeds and predate crop pests. This workshop will familiarize participants with common soil invertebrates, their ecology and roles in soil health, scouting methods, and management strategies to increase beneficial soil animal populations. 

 

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March 18
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Webinar

 

Well managed rangelands are home for many species of wildlife, including pollinators, and management decisions play an important role in conserving their habitat. Join Xerces staff as we highlight best management practices to manage rangeland using grazing, fire, or haying to support livestock production and pollinator health.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

 

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March 24
8:30 AM (EST)
Webinar

Join Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Pesticide Program, to discuss proven ways of attracting and supporting pollinators in managed landscapes. Information provided will include best management practices for pollinators as well as information on plant selection for landscapers and other urban land managers. The presentation is part of the two-day Spring Kickoff for Landscapers event hosted by UMass Extension.

 

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March 31
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Webinar

Join Rae Powers and Sarah Nizzi of Xerces Society to learn more about how wetlands can support pollinators, how to select native plants for pollinators on wetlands, common pollinator groups, and to see examples of successful restoration projects that incorporated pollinator habitat. Wetlands are vital--recognized for their importance in protecting water quality, enhancing agricultural production, strengthening community health, and providing wildlife habitat. This webinar highlights how wetland protection and restoration can also support pollinator and other beneficial insect conservation.

 

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April 1
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Webinar

Please join Stephanie Frischie and Jennifer Hopwood of Xerces Society to learn more about the amazing life in our soils. Healthy, living soil and its functions are created and maintained by fungi, bacteria, plants and by invertebrate animals as diverse as annelids, springtails, and firefly larvae, among others. Soil invertebrates are fundamental to soil health and create soil structure, cycle organic matter, consume weed seeds and predate crop pests. This workshop will familiarize participants with common soil invertebrates, their ecology and roles in soil health, scouting methods, and management strategies to increase beneficial soil animal populations.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

 

Click here for more information and to register.

April 8
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Webinar

Discover the mysteries of pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests through this informative webinar. Learn how to differentiate a honey bee from a native bee and how to recognize some of our most common natural enemies of crop pests. This webinar will introduce a simple monitoring protocol designed to help farmers, land-managers and backyard gardeners assess populations of beneficial insects on their farm or in their garden.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

 

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April 21
12:00 PM EST
Webinar

Join Dr. Nancy Lee Adamson of Xerces Society to learn about common insects in our communities and how to support them.  Nancy will highlight the difference between solitary and social wasps and bees, “beneficial” insects in agriculture, and ways we can support insects in our neighborhoods and broader communities.


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April 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Webinar

With well over one million known species, insects and other invertebrates eclipse all other forms of life on Earth. They truly are the “little things that run the world.” Though they are indisputably the most important creatures on earth, invertebrates are in trouble. If we hope to stem the losses of insect diversity and the services they provide, society must take steps at all levels to protect, restore and enhance native plant habitat across landscapes, from wildlands to farmlands to urban cores. Join Xerces Executive Director, Scott Hoffman Black, as he explains the latest science on insect declines and how everyone can incorporate invertebrate conservation into their lives.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

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May 6
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Webinar

Integrating habitat onto farms and other landscapes can support pollinators and the pollination services they provide. However, flower-rich plantings often require ongoing management to maintain wildflower diversity for pollinators over time. Come learn about a framework for selecting the most appropriate management techniques, and learn how landowners we work with are managing their pollinator plantings.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

 

Click here for more information and to register.